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  • You know that metaphor about trying to nail Jell-O to a table? The Betster has had a week like that. That’s situation normal here in the news business, where every week some story comes up that wants to be slippery. Some weeks, though, the gelatin dessert fights back and your hammer turns to rust....

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:15am
  • For the past summer, residents and visitors driving East End Road past Kachemak Drive have had to endure waits from 15 to 30 minutes — and sometimes longer — as flaggers restrict traffic to one way. Tempers have flared and people haven’t been shy about complaining.“My chair rumbled under my ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:13pm
  • The festival runs for a full week and the individual movies are scheduled so that attendees can see them all. Festival Discount passes are $55 for adults and $45 for seniors/children/military/Peace Corps. Regular ticket prices are $8 adults and $6 seniors/children/military/Peace Corps. Visit ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:19pm
  • What’s become a fall tradition as sure as the migration of sandhill cranes continues this weekend with the 11th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. “Celebrating over a decade of the best documentaries in our fishing village with a documentary film problem,” is the bumper-sticker slogan Mac...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:19pm
  • At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Homer Council on the Arts, Homer High School seniors Robert Hockema and Patrick Latimer present “Born in the Wrong Century,” a multi-instrumental mix of jazz, funk, blues and more in the HCOA gallery. There also may be a few surprise musicians joining them for guest ja...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:18pm
  • Dorothy “Dotty” Cline signs her new book, “Paul Banks: Alaskan Musical Man” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Bookstore. Banks was a custodian at East Elementary School for 17 years, writing and playing songs for students to perform. The school was renamed in his honor after he retir...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:18pm
  • By McKibben JackinskyStaff writerDuring the summer of 1986, the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby wasn’t the only fishing game in town....

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:18pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center invites artists to submit works for its upcoming Community Supported 10x10 Art Show. Art can be in any media, but must be done on a 10-inch-by-10-inch canvas.“This is a great opportunity for emerging artists to show their work at Bunnell and for established artists to ma...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:07pm
  • “Communities, Disaster and Change,” a traveling exhibit coordinated by the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, opens with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Pratt Museum. Coordinated around the 50th anniversary of the March 27, 1964, Great Alaska Earthquake, the show features works by 28 Al...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:06pm
  • Masters of Hawaiian Music George Kakumoku Jr., Led Kaapana and “Uncle” Richard Ho’opI perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Susan B. English School, Seldovia. An Alaska-Hawaiian potluck is at 6:30 p.m. The musicians also present a workshop in slack key guitar, ukulele and Hawaiian culture at Susan ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:06pm

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